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The Bakken Museum

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Two grandparents, two kids age 9 & 12, and we really enjoyed the visit. The hands on displays were... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2019
R_Famdamily
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Minnesota
Hidden Treasure!

I had never even heard of Bakken Museum and was invited to join a group of other families with... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
Doxiemama3
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place. A beautiful Gothic and Tudor Revival-style mansion, unique artifact and book collections...more
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3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
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Two grandparents, two kids age 9 & 12, and we really enjoyed the visit. The hands on displays were fun for all of us. The price is right, low crowd on the Saturday after Halloween, definitely a fun way to spend a couple of hours. We would go back again in the future.
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Response from thebakkenmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum
Responded Dec 29, 2019
Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed the visit.
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I went here on a whim, on a sleety, gross Saturday morning. I figured it was something interesting to do indoors, but I was let down. The front desk staff was super nice, and so was the gentleman working in the kids crafts area! But the museum is tiny, and there are very few
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Response from thebakkenmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum
Responded Nov 10, 2019
HeatherMarie6 - We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your trip to the museum. While we have a range of interactive exhibits for adults and children, we understand a small museum experience is not for everyone. We are excited to share that we will be undergoing major exhibit and building renovations in 2020 and hope you will give our updates a chance!
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not good nice people. you would think that people would greet you or give you a smile, but they are rude. Also I am a wealthy person, who wants to spent at least 200 dollars a day, I was disappointed to find out I couldn't because there isn't a lot of interesting things to buy.
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Response from thebakkenmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum
Responded Nov 10, 2019
kat1989west - We apologize that you did not have a positive experience with our staff. We do our best to continually train our team and prioritize a positive environment for our visitors.
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I had never even heard of Bakken Museum and was invited to join a group of other families with special needs kids. It was fantastic. The staff were accommodating, everything is handicapped accessible, the tour guide was incredibly interesting and made learning fun. I would
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Response from thebakkenmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum
Responded Nov 10, 2019
Thank you for your review, Doxiemama3! We pride ourselves on having engaging exhibits and experiences for a wide range of people and ages. It is great to hear that you found the museum accessible. We know that there are always ways to be more inclusive - keep an eye out for our 2020 renovations including enhanced ease of access for all people.
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My daughter told me about this museum which features electricity and some history of inventions with medical electricity. We took our 9 year old grandson and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There were multiple hand and interactive activities. We are looking forward to
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Response from thebakkenmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Bakken Museum
Responded Apr 9, 2019
Thank you for the review, Maureen. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!
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